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Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Frostproof, Florida

Once we finally got ourselves on the road, we lived for a month in Frostproof, Florida.  Frostproof is about 68 miles south of Orlando, 75 miles from Tampa on the West Coast, and about 94 miles from Port St. Lucie on the East Coast.  Miami is more of a hike at 190 miles south.

The "campground" where we stayed was more of a permanent manufactured home retirement residence with some converted RVs.  But, we had a great site and met some very nice people.  We stayed at Camp Inn Rv Resort on Highway 27.  There were two pools, one which was heated, and quite comfortable.  Right across from our very large corner site was a pond with alligators, although, I think they went to warmer waters while we were there.  We did get daily visits by two sand hill cranes! The place is a little stuck in the past and could use a facelift, but it was adequate, and pretty large.  The biggest drawback was the size of the streets...very narrow.  With our rig being the size it is, it was a little nerve-wracking.

So, what does one do in Frostproof?  Well, not a heck of a lot it turns out.  There are no shopping plazas or restaurants to speak of.  You can drive a little north to Lake Wales or a little south to Sebring and you'll see some civilization.  We spent a good deal of time in Sebring and were treated to some different eateries.  Two places topped our list:  Chicanes at Inn on the Lakes, and Island View at Sun 'n Lake Golf Club.  Both establishments had early bird menus with great prices and the decor was comfortable but slightly elegant.  Chicanes dressed beautifully for Christmas.  The food and service were fantastic at both places as well.

Chef Brendan meets Chef Kevin of Island View.
"Downtown" Frostproof consists of very little; a library co-op with a fairly nice playground; a couple dollar stores, Bank of America, and lots of orange groves.

We chose Frostproof because we were staying in Florida to visit with Steve's dad and had a hard time getting a decent-priced campground closer that would allow kids.  So many are 55+.


Island View

Camp Inn

So, other than wanting to be in the middle of cows, oranges, and a long stretch of fairly empty highway, there's not a heck of a lot of reason to stay in Frostproof.  Our next Florida visit will find us on one of the coasts.

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